I wonder if Sandra Bullock will dye her hair for the movie. She and Keanu Reeves would be just perfect for it.
Parker’s script lets the bad guy get away–I guess that turn makes it grim and gritty, though it’s otherwise a very colorful advertisement for the park ranger service–and doesn’t give the protagonists any moments of resolution before the epilogue, but whatever….
I think if it were from any other writer, any other artist, I’d be a lot happier with it. But Parker can do a lot better (for his first non-superhero work, Underground doesn’t impress at all) and Lieber shouldn’t be doing projects begging Whiteout comparisons.
Even with the touchy-feely outdoors nonsense at the end, there’s no setup for a sequel–no Underground on a cruise ship, for instance–but it is immediately forgettable.
I’m really put out, especially after the fourth issue’s success.
Writer, Jeff Parker; artist and letterer, Steve Lieber; colorist, Ron Chan; publisher, Image Comics.